Center Plan Gains Traction: Enters ‘Re-imagine the Canals’ Competition
Schenectady – Utica/Rome NY Newswire: Towns, villages, and historical organizations join with CDTA, Via Port Rotterdam and Mohawk Valley Region Economic Development to support this historic tourism effort.
● Promotion of the Mohawk Valley and Erie Canal Towns from Albany to Utica/Rome.
● Twenty-two towns in seven counties targeted to benefit from coordinated effort.
● Tourism is the number three driver of economic development in New York State.
● Mohawk Valley towns need a new coordinated effort.
● From 1920 through the 1930s, the
‘Mohawk Valley Turnpike (now Route 5) was the number one tourism roadway in New York State.
The ‘Re-imagine The Canals’ competition will set the Mohawk Valley/Canal Country as a destination, with connections at Via Port to all attractions in the Capital District, and on to all the sites through to Utica/Rome.
The first Tourism Center preview is an open house at Via Port. The Tribes Hill Heritage Center’s ‘Native Crafts’, is featuring original items from all across the United States. The exhibit open house is 11am Saturday Feb. 24th at Via Port Rotterdam Mall, 93 W. Campbell Rd., Schenectady, NY 12306
Randall Hogue – Executive Director
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